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Indiana Healthcare Digest 12/7/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
St. Vincent Names Manas Regional President | 12.7.18 |Inside IN Bus
12 health systems with strong finances- Ascension has an "Aa2" senior debt rating and stable outlook with Moody's | 12.6.18 |Beckers
Hancock Health enrolls staff in population health pilot program | 12.6.18 |Daily Reporter
New YMCA on Indy’s northwest side first to host a VA facility | 12.2.18 | FOX59
Moody's downgrades Marion County Health and Hospital to 'Aa2' | 12.3.18 |Beckers

NORTH
Franciscan to Dedicate Michigan City Hospital | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
Northwest Indiana health care organizations form partnerships, build in 2018 | 12.5.18 |NWI TImes
Gary owes $3 million to CIGNA as it switches health coverage to save | 12.1.18 |NWI Times

SOUTH
Rural School District Receives Telehealth Clinic | 12.3.18 |Inside IN Bus
St. Vincent Evansville YMCA reaches construction milestone | 12.6.18 |Courier Press
Infant mortality in Daviess County lowering rates | 12.5.18 |Times Herald

EAST
Reid Health Auxiliary Makes Record Contribution | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Health to expandstatewide network of on-site employer clinics to Progress | 12.5.18 | Star Press

FORT WAYNE
Mike Packnett and Mike Poor: Reports address Indiana’s poor health rankings | 12.7.18 |FW Bus Weekly

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
IU School of Medicine Physician Receives DOD Grant | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
New risk assessment tool helps clinicians develop outpatient joint arthroplasty pathways: R. Michael Meneghini, MD, director of orthopedics and joint replacement, and Peter Caccavallo, MD at IU Health Saxony Hospital | 12.30.18 | Beckers
Movie technology helps knee replacement patients | 12.6.18 |CBS4
Neurosurgeon Tells NRA Gun Violence Is His 'Lane' | 12.5.18 | WFYI

PUBLIC HEALTH
Dennis Murphy: Discourage smoking, save lives with smart public policy | 12.30.18 |IBJ
Hepatitis A outbreak in Indiana hits 700 cases in past year | 12.5.18 |WTHR, WAVE
Holcomb Outlines Public Health Priorities | 12.7.18 |WFYI, IBJ
Indiana Firefighters At Higher Risk Of Cancer Death | 12.3.18 |WFYI
Life expectancy rates drops due to drug overdose deaths and suicides | 12.5.18 | WTHI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Indiana sees progress with opioid abuse epidemic | 12.1.18 |Bradenton Herald
Wabash County law enforcement officials say meth is a growing local problem | 12.2.18 |Plain Dealer
7 experts and Delaware County leaders address challenges, solutions to opiate crisis | 12.1.18 |Star Press
Survey: Drug Abuse a Critical Challenge For Local Leaders | 12.6.18 |Inside IN Bus

LIFE SCIENCES
After years of effort, 16 Tech innovation district finally starting construction | 12.7.18 | IBJ
Notre Dame, IBRI Form 'Strategic Alliance' | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
BioCrossroads Receives Fairbanks Foundation Grant | 12.4.18 |Inside IN Bus, Health IT Security
Catalent Expanding in Bloomington | 12.4.18 |Inside IN Bus
Entrepreneur finds financial success with deep-tissue therapy | 12.7.18 |IBJ
Cook Group gets ready for more growth around Indiana | 12.3.18 |IBJ
OrthoPediatrics Making Stock Offer | 12.7.18 |Inside IN Bus
Elevate Ventures makes 3-year investment commitment to Bloomington, Columbus | 12.7.18 |IBJ

EDUCATION
Pathway to prevention? Researchers make strides with leukemia, cardiovascular disease | 12.6.18 |IUSOM
New $75 per semester fee for increased mental health services proposed at Indiana State University | 12.4.18 |Tribune Star
Valparaiso University's College of Nursing and Health Professions to offer more degree programs in summer 2019 | 12.6.18 |Inside IN Bus

OTHER
Hill Files Multi-State Data Breach Lawsuit | 12.4.18 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ, Beckers, FW Bus Weekly
Out-of-pocket health costs jump in Indiana- Growth in employee portion of coverage bill outpaces nation | 12.7.18 | Journal Gazette
5 Things Consumers Should Know About Marketplace Health Insurance | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
2018 CFO of the Year | 12.7.18 | IBJ John Gallina, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Anthem Inc.

Indiana Healthcare Digest is compiled by EWHC Board Member Elizabeth Walker.  To be added to the subscription list and receive this weekly update directly in your inbox, please click here:  SUBSCRIBE